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The Pietermaritzburg Linux Enthusiasts Group makes one terminally ill teenager's dream of owning a laptop a reality.
Xandros recently released a version of its desktop Linux software aimed at the European market, tying in some of the advanced and emerging mobility services that are being developed and deployed in that region. If you support end-users who travel between Europe and the U.S., and want a Linux laptop, this could be the right system.
We'll see you in hell or at least Santa Clara
IBM and Oracle representatives - backing Eclipse's BPEL designer project - are expected to square off with representatives from Iona, Sybase and ObjectWeb - who are pushing the rival Eclipse STP (SOA Tools Platform) Project - to propose a merging of the teams' initiatives ... is a need for a seperate open source business process execution language (BPEL) environment for SOAs ...
[ED: Important issues, perhaps dealth with too lightly, however, I am predisposed to listen to a Sybase argument given the superiority I have seen in its application syntax over either Oracle or IBM. - Hc]
- The KNOPPIX 5.0 Live DVD contains some major changes in the unionfs-based file system, new hardware detection and autoconfiguration, and a more 'genuine Debian' oriented selection of packages.
OSDir had a look at the latest KNOPPIX offering in their KNOPPIX 5.0 Screenshot Tour. Sweet!
In essence, of the companies touting open source, IBM is one that has understood it, hence, it will profit from its corraboration efforts in the market. Eventually it will just become a reality instead of a buzz word as it is now employed by many.
- Significant changes in this release include a KDE frontend to the new live CD installed Espresso, new artwork thanks to kwwii, a simplified package manager and much more (not to mention the Vista style widgets). OSDir took this release for a 'flight' in their Kubuntu 6.04 Flight 5 Screenshot Tour
The soon to be released Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell has more than its share of gee-whizz factors, but will it be enough to make serious inroads into the enterprise sector where Novell so dearly hopes and needs to be to make its Linux business a success? <i>Alastair Otter</i> takes a quick pre-release peek at Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.
You'd think that a man who's got a few billion dollars in the bank, likes to be known throughout the world as someone that is charitable, and who likes to profess that one of his goals was to put a computer in every home -- someone like that wouldn't have a problem with this project.
No, wait, maybe a little insight into that last statement -- a computer in every home, all running Microsoft software, that's what he really said. They kind of edited history recently when they quietly dropped the last part of the quote... Kind of brings the whole charitable aspects of this third-world computing thing into focus.
[ED: Perceptive -real voice of Linux Today as it once was, i.e., without the facts - HC]
[While] Governor Mitt Romney, who recommitted decisively to continue support for ODF ... Secretary of State William Francis Galvin, an announced opponent of ODF, has stated that he will run for reelection ... one candidate – and appropriately enough, a candidate that is challenging Galvin for his job at that – has already decided to make ODF adoption an issue in his campaign.
Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions, today announced that it was honored with an NEC CLUSTERPRO Award for Best Sales of Linux High Availability Clustering Software at the CLUSTERPRO 10th anniversary celebration.
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According to Intel, Viiv is a set of key Intel technologies that are designed to bring the performance and connectivity of PCs to the world of consumer electronics. When the new branding was unveiled late last year, the details were still fairly sketchy, but Intel have now released specifications.
There are several possible reasons why you might choose to use the command line interface (CLI) as your desktop environment. Jem Matzan walks through how to set up your virtual terminal to be more productive for desktop work.
A WOW player has been booted from the online game World of Warcraft for using the Wine emulator over the Linux operating system and a macro programmable keyboard.
The bloke, who is a network network engineer for an ISP, reports his experiences with the Blizzard administrators here. He thinks that the use of Wine might affect the software Blizzard use to detect third party programs designed to cheat the game.
What? And hell didn't freeze over?
Anti-software patent campaigners had a rare moment of harmony with the European Patent Office yesterday, coming out in support of a European Parliament motion of patent harmonisation between Europe and member states.
[ED: Greed, not the interests of the people seems to be protecting us from European software patents. Who would have believed it? - HC]
This seems to be the mother lode of Debian server tutorials.
The price is right, but it does not run Windows and at least one analyst worries it might not be accepted: "There are a lot fewer applications that run on Linux, and this may affect the acceptance," Don't worry, however, because the price is right in the market segment that is growing the most rapidly. Sorry only in the CCP controled territories.
I've spent more than my fair share of time playing Quake games over the years, but I never thought anything from Quake would prove helpful in my day-to-day work. However, the Quake games had one feature that I longed for at my workstation -- namely, the ability to quickly pull down a console to run a few commands with a keystroke, and then make the console disappear again with another quick keystroke. YaKuake is exactly what I was looking for.
In this article I am trying to explain what DDOS is and how it can be prevented. DDOS happens due to lack of security awareness of the network/server owners. On a daily basis we hear that a particular machine is under DDOS attack or NOC has unplugged the machine due to DDOS attack . So DDOS has become one of the common issues in this electronics world. DDOS is like a disease which doesn't have an anti-viral developed. So we should be carefull while dealing with it . Never take it lightly. In this article i am trying to explain the steps/measures which will help us defend from DDOS attack ,up to a certain extend .
As of March 2006, for example, the open source Apache Web server powered nearly 69 percent of all Internet Web servers, according to the oft-cited Netcraft Web Survey. In addition, shipments of Linux-powered servers grew 20.8 percent in 2005, according to IDC, and the market research firm predicts Linux will account for 29 percent of server shipments in 2008. In practice, Linux penetration is probably even higher, as many installations are do-it-yourself affairs without a commercial vendor attached.
Much fuss has been made about open source software, particularly its influence on back-end server environments. At this point, no one will deny that open source software is becoming fairly pervasive.
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